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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console|
|Developer: Visual Concepts, Ringler Studios|
|Sound driver: GEMS|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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ClayFighter, is a fighting game developed by Visual Concepts and published by Interplay in 1994 for the Sega Mega Drive. This game is a port from the Super Nintendo, with several gameplay changes taken from the updated SNES version, Clay Fighter: Tournament Edition. The game was most known for its colorful graphics, with each character rendered from clay to give the game its unique look.
The game features eight playable characters, battling each other to become the 'King of the Circus'. The one-player game has the selected character battle through several matches, including a few rematches against previously beaten opponents, before fighting the game's final enemy, N. Boss. Each character has a set of special moves performed with special button combinations. When a character receives heavy damage, the word 'KO!' will appear above them, if they are hit with a special move during this time, they will take extra damage.
Debuting a year after its Super NES counterpart, ClayFighter on the Mega Drive is roughly the same as on Nintendo's console, but makes a number of graphical cutbacks (particularly in the introduction sequence) to accommodate for the lack of native sprite scaling and rotation. Most of the in-game graphics employ dithering techniques to cater for the Mega Drive's smaller colour palette and lack of semi-transparency support, and the top heads-up-display features a solid black background, masking the top portion of the in-game scenery.
Many voice clips are also missing in the Mega Drive version.
- Main article: ClayFighter/Magazine articles.
also published in:
- EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
- Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
- GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
- EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
- Sega Visions (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)
- VideoGames (US) #72: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
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- Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 88
- Games World: The Magazine, "April 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 12
- http://www.nintendo.com:80/games/detail/s2w8G9MCpa8iwNpN3sGc9CZ_CPpob_Qa (Wayback Machine: 2011-02-03 16:53)
- http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/clayfighter (Wayback Machine: 2017-06-13 22:43)
- https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Clay-Fighter--276698.html (archive.today)
- http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19729&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 03:03)
- EGM², "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 2
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 112
- GamePro, "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 116
- EGM², "November 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 258
- Sega Visions, "December/January 1994/1995" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 148
- VideoGames, "January 1995" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 38
- Consoles +, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 156
- Mean Machines Sega, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-10-28), page 88-90 (88)
- Player One, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 104-105 (104)
- Sega Power, "January 1995" (UK; 1994-11-17), page 62
- VideoGames, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 128